Surah 5 «Al Ma'idah», Ayah 79

Verse 79 of Surah Al Ma'idah (5:79) with Arabic text, transcription, and translation.

كَانُواْ لَا يَتَنَاهَوۡنَ عَن مُّنكَرٖ فَعَلُوهُۚ لَبِئۡسَ مَا كَانُواْ يَفۡعَلُونَ ٧٩
Kānū Lā Yatanāhawna `An Munkarin Fa`alūhu  ۚ  Labi'sa Mā Kānū Yaf`alūna

Sahih International

They used not to prevent one another from wrongdoing that they did. How wretched was that which they were doing.

Abdul Haleem

they did not forbid each other to do wrong. How vile their deeds were!

Mohsin Khan/Hilali

They used not to forbid one another from the Munkar (wrong, evil-doing, sins, polytheism, disbelief, etc.) which they committed. Vile indeed was what they used to do.

Taqi Usmani

They did not forbid each other from any evil they committed. Evil indeed is what they have been doing.


They restrained not one another from the wickedness they did. Verily evil was that they used to do!


Nor did they (usually) forbid one another the iniquities which they committed: evil indeed were the deeds which they did.